As the year officially draws to a close, it’s time for our annual round-up of the most popular CineTechnica blog posts over the last 12 months. It’s been a busy 2016, and as usual a wide range of topics was represented – including new product announcements, comparison charts, workflow how-tos, custom scene files, and more.
Our Top 15 blogs are listed below in no particular order. Make sure to check them out, and let us know in the comments what you’d like to see us cover in 2017!
…continue reading Top Blogs of 2016
As we’ve done for so many cameras before, we’re back again with more scene files. This time I’ve tackled the new VariCam LT, matching looks to our tried and true JR45CINE and JR45VID (I even used an HPX2700 to match back to), as well as a high saturation look, and even an ALEXA look.
For convenience, you can download all the files at once. To load them all into the camera, copy the private folder to an SD card, and then load that into the camera. In the menu, navigate to File, then choose Scene File, and finally, Load SD. This will load in all four of our custom scene files.
…continue reading Panasonic VariCam LT Scene Files from AbelCine
After many requests, we’ve finally put together several custom profiles for the C300 Mark II. We’ve created seven different files that closely match the files we created for the original C300. It’s important to note that the Mark II offers different gammas and preset matrices, many that don’t exactly match those in the previous model. Creating looks that matched exactly was impossible, but I did manage to get them very close. The main differences you’ll see are in yellow to yellow-ish green hues, which tend to be slightly de-saturated in the Mark II.
You can download all the files at once, or download them individually below. To load them all to the camera, copy the private folder to an SD card, and then load that into the camera. You may want to write a generic profile from your camera to your SD card in order to get the folder structure correct. If you are pulling individual files, copy the .CPF files to the Private → C_PICT Folder, and then load into the camera.
…continue reading Canon C300 Mark II Scene Files from AbelCine
The Sony FS5 has become quite popular, and we’ve had a lot of requests for our custom scene files lately, so we’ve created looks for this camera to match our previous looks. As scene files cannot be loaded directly into the camera, we have provided the parameters for each look. If Sony adds a feature to enable looks to be loaded onto a card, we will provide those files in an update.
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As a busy 2015 full of new gear comes to a close, it’s time for our yearly wrap-up of our most popular CineTechnica posts over the last 12 months. As usual, a broad range of topics are represented, including product announcements, our lens & accessory guides, service tips, how to build a DIT cart, and scene files.
Our Top 15 blogs are listed below in no particular order, so make sure to check them out, and let us know in the comments what you’d like to see us cover in 2016!
…continue reading Top Blogs of 2015
Just as we have done for other cameras in the past, we’ve put together several custom profiles for the C100 Mark II. Because Canon has updated the image processing in the C100 Mark II, the settings needed to match our original scene files on the C100 Mark II are a little different than the ones for the original C100. The C100 Mark II has several great default looks that can always be used; however, our profiles attempt to match other popular cameras, or give you the best performance in a given situation. We put together eight different files for you to choose from, which are outlined below.
You can download a zip file of all the looks at once, or individually below. To load them all to the camera, copy the private folder to an SD card, and then load that into the camera. You may want to write a generic profile from your camera to your SD card in order to get the folder structure correct. If you are pulling individual files, copy the .CPF files to the Private –> C_PICT Folder, and then load into the camera.
…continue reading Canon C100 Mark II Scene Files From AbelCine
The Arri AMIRA is known to be a great looking camera right out of the box but we often get requests to create matching look files for the camera. As you probably know, we make scene files for various cameras including the Sony F5 & F55 to the Canon C100 & C300 cameras. I’ve created some matching profiles that you can load into the Arri AMIRA or apply in post.
The files are below for downloading, or you can download them all in one zip file. To apply them, just copy the files onto the USB sticky that came with the camera – make sure you put them into the AMIRA -> LOOKFILES folder. Keep in mind that you can apply them to the outputs of the camera, or you can burn them into the internal recording.
You can also output a 3D LUT from these for use in various color grading applications by using the AMIRA Color Tool. Check out the files below and give them a try on your next production.
…continue reading AMIRA Look Files from AbelCine